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Who knows what a Telpher is?
A small travelling car, usually driven by electricity, suspended from or moving on an overhead rail or cable.  The Dictionary of Civil Engineering  has this entry:
telfer, telpher, monorail: An electric hoist hanging from a wheeled cab moving on a single overhead rail, occasionally from a steel rope. It is used in factories, hung from roof girders and over dams being built. An overhead gantry may be built to carry the rail. The difference between an aerial ropeway and a rope-borne telfer is that telfers are driven by a motor in the cab, ropeways are pulled by a rope driven by a stationary engine.
Manchester Victoria Railway Station had a Telpher!
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